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Product Proposal of Language Lab System

CaLabo EX

CHIeru Co.,Ltd December 2014 CONFIDENTIAL

Proposal summary •

We proudly propose CaLabo EX, CHIeru’s full digital language lab system which covers all the functions required in the RFP and brings state of the art environment on language teaching with following features: – Cost and space effective: CaLabo EX runs on generic PCs with LAN and there is no need for proprietary hardware and specific network. – Feature effective: CaLabo EX enables multimedia language learning experience which is required in modern language learning – Time effective: CaLabo EX can be used not only at language classes but other STEM classes to increase the class management productivity



What are Language Lab and CALL System? •

A Language Lab – is a teacher-controlled audio-visual installation used as an aid in modern language teaching – is widely used in K12 schools, universities and professional institutions all over the world – is categorized by three types: • Analog-hardware: proprietary hardware and network system using analog sound materials (cassette tapes etc) • Digital-hardware: proprietary hardware and network system using digital material without visual files • CALL System (Full Digital): software solution on generic PCs connected to LAN (Local Area Network) It is mainstream teaching solution in the modern classroom where variety of multimedia materials are used.

CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) System – is a language lab solution installed in the generic PCs on the LAN in the classroom. – enables a teacher to use audio and video files and let the students record their speeches. – increases productivity of language class; a teacher can interactively teach (usually) 20 to 80 students at the same time in the class.

Summary – CALL System is a part of modern language teaching environment and used globally. – Using CALL system, teacher can improve the quality and productivity of the class with upto-date multimedia materials and many other functions of the system.



CaLabo EX overview Best Selling CALL System solution in Japan

Full digital CALL System solution used by more than 800 institutions in the world

Offers ideal educational environment by distributing variety of digital educational materials including video and sound files as well as URLs of the websites.

Enables teachers to organize pair/group lessons and provide individual instruction by monitoring PC screen and the voice of each student.

With digital recording application “Movie Teleco”, teacher can digitize and distribute the analogly recorded sources without difficulty. Students can repeatedly listen/watch the files, record their speeches and submit them to the teacher.

Variety of class management functions are available with user friendly interface: screen monitoring, application control, power control and sending/collecting files etc.



CaLabo EX components CHIeru’s offering

Software – –

CaLabo EX Teacher License (1 per classroom) CaLabo EX Student License (number of students)

Hardware – – – –

USB Sound Unit (2 per class room + number of students) Stereo Headset (1per class room + number of students) S300AV controller (1per class room) Video capture card

Products to be purchased separately from other venders Pre-requisites* – – –

PCs and Peripherals (PC, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse and Cables etc.) Dual monitor setting is recommended for the teacher PC Network environment (Router, Switch, Hub, Cable etc)

Optional Peripherals – – – –

Blu-Ray / DVD / VHS player Visualiser Projector and Screen Sound System (Amplifier, Speaker and MIC etc) *Please refer to the system requirement for details



CaLabo EX Configuration Example Ethernet Cable

Sound Units x2 Headset x1

Preview Monitor

Network Switch

Sound Unit


Teacher PC Student PC

Student PC


Student PC

Student PC

Student PC

Student PC

DVD Player

Visualizer Projector



CaLabo EX Configuration Example CHIeru’s offering

Ethernet Cable

Sound Units x2 Headset x1

Preview Monitor

Network Switch

Sound Unit


Teacher PC Student PC

Student PC


Student PC

Student PC

Student PC

Student PC

DVD Player

Visualizer Projector



Setup example



Function details



CaLabo EX functions overview With simple and easy user Interface, CaLabo EX enables teachers to do many things in the class.

1) Multimedia Learning with Movie Teleco enables to create and distribute multimedia materials easily. have students practice in the class as well as by self-learning. 2) Virtual Tutorial functions enables to monitor students’ activity, conversation and screen. have one-on-one conversation with a student. share a student’s screen/speech within the class as a model presenter. conduct pair/group conversations of the students. assign groupwork and promote collaboration within the group. 3) Class Management functions enables to take attendance and summarize the attendance data. distribute, collect and redistribute any files to the class. have students submit file to the teacher. start application programs on the students’ desktop. restrict the use of PC and Internet at any time. 4) Assessment functions enables teachers to conduct surveys and summarize the result with Response Analyzer. create, distribute, collect and mark Quizzes and summarize the result.



Simple and Easy User Interface Only minimal training for Users and Administrators is required.

 Interface language selection Japanese, English, Chinese(Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Korean, French, Spanish, Thai, Hungarian, Persian, Arabic, Vietnamese (as of Nov, 2014)

 Function Buttons: Major functions can be used with the buttons in the panel

 Messaging panel

 Class control

 Audio/Video Control Panel

All call / Messaging

Lock / Blackout / Stop Internet

Select what to show/ make them listen to



Dual Monitor provides Seamless User Experience ■ Primary

Monitor shows what to present to the students ■ Secondary Monitor shows the status of each student in the seating layout Student Icon Seat Number

Seating Layout Status

Student Name (can be retrieved by the directory server) Turned off

Turned On but Logged Off

Turned On and Logged On

Class Area

Class area view settings

List view Thumbnail view Seating layout view

Secondary Monitor (Teacher Console)

Primary Monitor One mouse and keyboard shared with dual screen CONFIDENTIAL


1) Multimedia Learning

Movie Teleco (Digital Recorder / Player) Capturing: Any part of audio/video can be captured and saved as a file. ■ Presenting: The digitized audio / video files can be presented to all at once. ■ Self-learning: Students can practice, record and submit the files. ■

 Teaching / Self Learning Mode selection  Capture / record  Media file can be played just by drag and drop to the player.

 Text caption can be added both by teachers and students.  Audio graph of the learning material

 Save / collect / submit the recorded file  Save / collect / submit the recorded file

 Audio graph of student’s voice recorded  Player control panel

Repetition / consecutive interpretation practice for students can be conducted by using model media files. CONFIDENTIAL


2) Virtual Tutorial

Monitor, Intercom and Model Browsing and listening each student’s activity, teacher can provide virtual tutorial to the students without leaving the desk. ■ Monitor: Teacher can select one or more student(s) and start remote controlling them from the teacher computer Student’s sound source can be changed during monitoring (MIC / PC)

Auto scan automatically changes monitoring from one student to the next after a set period of time.

■ Intercom: Intercom allows the teacher and student to have a private conversation and to share the student’s screen. ■ Model: A student whose screen and voice is being shared to other students.

Teacher can write on student’s screen with ePen. CONFIDENTIAL


2) Virtual Tutorial

Conversation (Pair / Group) Students can practice conversational skills by pair / group discussion. ■ Teacher can assign group members manually or let the system choose randomly. ■

Number of members in each group can be 2 - 8

Each pair / group’s conversation can be recorded

Group members can be saved to the CSV file

The conversation can be monitored Teacher can join to the conversation

The pairs / groups can be created by drag and drop


Teachers can open and close the Chat function for the students during pair /group discussions


2) Virtual Tutorial

Groupwork ■ Teacher

can easily assign student groups from teacher console. ■ Each group can share one student’s desktop within each group.

A pair / group conversation can be shared with other students.

Group work conversation can be recorded One student’s desktop can be shared in each group

Student can be added to the group by drag and drop onto the group tab to



3) Class Management

Attendance management Quick and easy way to take attendance regardless of the enrollment si ■ Attendance result will be saved in the Attendance Report (csv format) ■ Student’s name can be retrieved from Active Directory ■

 Click the attendance button on the teacher’s PC

 The attendance data will be summarized.

 The attendance dialog will show up on the students’ PCs.

 Teacher can stop to taking the attendance at any time or set elapsed / clock time to stop time CONFIDENTIAL

 Click the “Summarize” button on the Attendance Manager


3) Class Management

File Control ■ Teachers

can distribute, collect and redistribute files to students. ■ Students can submit the file to the teacher. ■ File distribution from the teacher to students

 Just drag and drop a file or a folder to the class area.

■ File collection by the teacher

 Teacher can collect back the sent files from the students.

■ File submission by the students

 Students can submit the files to the teacher by drag and drop.

The student's sign in name and computer number will be added to the collected files name. CONFIDENTIAL


3) Class Management

Starting a program on the students’ desktop remotely 1. Select any or all students. 2. Drag a file /program shortcut/ URL favicon to anywhere on the white background. 3. The dropped program will open up on the student PCs. ■ Files


■ Program shortcut



4) Assessment

Response Analyzer The surveys or formative assessment can be conducted during the class. The result of collected responses from students can be seen in real time on the teacher’s screen. ■ Teacher’s screen

Teacher can see the number of received responses and percentages during the survey

Question timer

Question type: Multiple Choices, True or False, Short Answer

Response results can be viewed either during or after response sessions

The answer of each student can be seen on the thumbnail view

■ Student’s screen

Multiple Choices

True / False

Short Answer

Easy interface for the students to answer



4) Assessment

Quiz Teacher can create, distribute, collect and mark Quizzes during the class. Website URL can be presented in the student’s Quiz viewer as a part of questions. ■ Teacher’s screen

■ Student’s screen

Multiple Choice Question

True/ False Question

Short Answer Question Essay Question


Students can send their quizzes back by clicking the “Submit to Teacher” button. Alternatively, teacher can collect the quizzes by clicking “Stop” button manually or automatically by the timer.


4) Assessment

Viewing Quiz result After marking the quiz, a results summary appears in the preview window and saved in html format. Summary of results


Result by student


Other Functions (Applications) Teacher can control use of the internet or application and is enables to : - to restrict the student(s) to access specific website(s) - to open specific URLs on students’ desktop - to start application on students’ desktop by just drag and drop the shortcut - to prohibit start / restrict application

Start a program on the student PCs Open specific websites on student PCs Write notes and pictures on the virtual white board Allow/Prohibit specified websites

Record the teacher’s desktop screen activity for student view

Allow/Prohibit the use of specified programs

Use timer to start executing certain functions of CaLabo Collect student responses to the survey and present the results

Change volume for both teacher and student PCs

Create, distribute, collect and mark quizzes CONFIDENTIAL


System Requirements



System Requirements Control Computer (Teacher's computer) OS

Windows 8 Pro, 7 Professional SP1, Vista Business SP2 (32bit)


Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or higher (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz or higher is recommended)


2GB or higher


USB 2.0 port x 2, PCI slot (half size) x 1, Serial Port x1 Dual monitor video card for dual monitor setup

Student Computers OS CPU

Windows 8 Pro, 7 Professional SP1, Vista Business SP2 (32bit) Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or higher (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1GHz or higher is recommended)


2GB or higher


USB2.0 port x1

共通 OS

The architecture of the operating Systems have to be same (32bit or 64bit).


Fast Ethernet (Gigabit Ethernet is recommended) Flow control capable NIC Switching Hub with IGMP functions


1024×768/1280×768/1152×864/1440×900/1280×1024/1400×1050 16bit / 32bit color


Windows Media Player 12 / 11 Internet Explorer 11 (Windows 8.1用) / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7

※In the event administrator uses remote power management, Wake on LAN function has to be set up at each client PC. ※Not all the operations are guaranteed on all PCs with recommended specifications.



Layout plan



Proposal on the language lab layout •

The benefit of CALL System exists in its interactivity between a teacher and students in the class room. To maximize and leverage the benefit, we would like to propose the language lab room would be where – teacher’s desk is in front of the students where eye-contacts can be made during the class. – the projection screen is beside the teacher’s desk where students can naturally gaze at. Although carrel desks are good for self-study, using open desks without high sides can be an option to assure interactive visibility.



Proposed layout of the classroom (24 students)

Positioning the teacher's desk in front of the students’ desk is recommended. CONFIDENTIAL



Masanobu Kimura Manager, International Sales CHIeru Co.,Ltd URL E-Mail [email protected] TEL 81-(0)3-6712-9721 FAX +81-(0)3-6712-9461

Tennozu Central Tower 3F, 2-2-24, Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 140-0002, Japan



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